CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – The following statement was released by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan regarding the murder of Daniel Pearl, Wall Street Journal Reporter.
“On behalf of the Nation of Islam, I wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Daniel Pearl, his friends and colleagues.
It is with deep pain and regret that we learned of Mr. Pearl’s murder. It is incumbent upon Muslims throughout the world to not let our hurt or pain cause us to harm the innocent. We must not allow ourselves to be guided by our emotions, but, to be guided by the Words of Allah (God) found in the Holy Qur’an, and by the example of Prophet Muhammad, (Peace Be Upon Him).
“The Muslim World must not let its hatred of America’s policies cause Muslims to do harm to American citizens traveling in Muslim countries who are unaware of foreign policy and have no part in its formulation, and, more than likely would not want to benefit from these policies if they knew the pain and suffering caused to others that allows our apparent economic gain.
“Technology is making our world one, therefore, we must feel the pain and suffering of all of those on our planet who suffer. The best foreign policy is the golden rule, ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.’
“In Islam we are taught that, ‘You are not a Muslim and you have not attained to righteousness until you want for your brother what you want for yourself.’
“Therefore, let us build on the pain of this loss and the innocent lives lost on September 11th, and work toward greater understanding and brotherhood that the loss of these precious lives shall not have been in vain.”.